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A quarterly magazine of urban affairs, published by the Manhattan Institute, edited by Brian C. Anderson.
A quarterly magazine of urban affairs, published by the Manhattan Institute, edited by Brian C. Anderson.

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Adopting a common-enrollment system doesn’t make a single additional student eligible for admission to a charter school or change the fact that applicants are randomly assigned to seats, writes Marcus Winters. It just changes who collects the application forms.

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"So long as reformers are constitutionally prevented from curtailing union power in Illinois and Chicago, the pension crisis will continue to worsen," writes Aaron Renn at City Journal. "And, so long as it does, the financial environment in Chicagoland will deteriorate and people will keep leaving."

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Obviously, the Emory University students need some basic civics lessons in political debate. Heather Mac Donald has the remedy at City Journal.

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The mental illness mess is not being caused by lack of funding. Washington spent $147 billion on mental health in 2014. New York State spends almost $4 billion. But too much of the money winds up diverted from the seriously ill. D.J. Jaffe says pending new federal legislation would reduce waste by actually requiring programs to be evidence-based.

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It is perfectly appropriate and legitimate for the West to institute whatever immigration measures it believes will best protect it from terrorism. Heather Mac Donald dispenses additional doses of common sense at City Journal.

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The Milwaukee Police Department was once among the most distinguished police forces in the country. During the 1960s though, the MPD began to face a deteriorating situation of soaring crime, poor relationships with minorities, and disgruntled cops. Has the MPD been able to reverse that downward spiral in more recent years? And if so how? What can other cities learn from MPD's history? Find out more in our latest ‪#‎podcast‬ episode.

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It’s natural to be unsettled by change, but residents of San Francisco take resistance to change to absurd levels.

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History doesn’t repeat itself, an old adage holds, but it rhymes. So it’s not Nuremburg rallies or Hitler Youth leagues that we should worry about, writes Myron Magnet at City Journal, but rather the entropy of our beliefs and institutions.

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The furious attempt to deny the "Ferguson Effect" shows yet again that black lives seem to matter only when they are taken by police officers. Heather Mac Donald has the story at City Journal.

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Cities from Detroit to Newark to Cleveland never recovered their midcentury population peaks—even Boston, considered a successful city, is 19 percent below its 1950 population—but the Bronx is set to exceed its pre-1970s population soon. More working people live there today than ever before. Nicole Gelinas tells the story of a comeback in progress in the Winter issue of City Journal.
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